Artist Bio



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     Continuing a 10,000 year tradition of woman’s work, Barbara Rubright Wearables designs and hand-weaves contemporary clothing for women.  Her connection to her craft is reinforced by a strong background in art history and informed by current travel.  In these hand-woven wearables fine threads of silk, linen, and mohair marry texture and color to ensure drama.  Punctuated by a high level of craftsmanship, Barbara continues to incorporate new methods into her design.  It is her hope that the woven thread wraps the spirited woman and continues to delight her as it does the artist.   



Barabara has won numerous awards and has participated in many prestigious shows including, but not limited to her One Women Show, Garment of Brightness, Windhover Center, WI

Gasparilla Festival

Winter Part Sidewalk Art Festival

Boston Mills Art Fest, Peninsula, Ohio

Cherry Creek Arts, Denver. CO

Highland Park Arts Center, Illinois

Naples National, Naples, FL

AFB Woodland Art Fair, Lexington, KY

Chautauqua Craft Show, Chautauqua, NY

Summerfair, Cincinnati, OH

These achievements have always nurtured and rewarded her creativity!




Machu Picchu – Organic dye techniques

Leiden, Netherlands – Linen weaving

Otavolo, Ecuador – Backstrap weaving

Lyon, Nice, and Paris, France – Historical

Oaxaca, Mexico – Cochineal & Indigo dying

Rome, Florence, and Venice, Italy – Jacquard loom

Santa Fe, New Mexico – Tapestry and Weaving

Peloponese & Athens, Greece – Historical




Wayne State University, BS in Art Education

Alma College, Alma, MI

Continuing Education

Damien College, Buffalo, NY

CASA Art Study Program, Paris, France

RIT American Craftsman, Rochester, NY

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI